Call Before You Dig

Are you are planning to install a pool or begin other construction on your property? If so, remember that Florida law states excavators MUST call to get underground utility lines marked at a dig site prior to digging.

To determine the location of Tampa Electric and other utility service lines in Florida, call toll-free at 811. Check with your contractor prior to excavation because, as a property owner, YOU may be responsible for making that call.

Failure to call 811 before digging results in Floridians unintentionally hitting underground utility lines, which can lead to injury, penalties, repair costs, and inconvenient utility service interruptions.

View the color code for marking underground utility lines established by the American Public Works Association.

Electrical Safety for Kids
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Download these PowerPoint presentations on electrical safety for elementary students "Know the Rules: Be Safe Around Electricity" and middle/high school students, "You're in Charge: The Ins and Outlets of Electrical Safety."

Check out Energy Education for Kids on our Education page.

Stay informed

Call our toll-free automated system at 1-877-588-1010 to report a power outage or public safety concern. The system can recognize the number you're calling from to enable us locate outages faster. Help us by updating your primary and alternate phone numbers.

  • If you have not updated your phone numbers when you call 1-877-588-1010, the system will need your Tampa Electric customer account number to recognize your address.